Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance

As a part of the Financing Urban Infrastructure Initiative launched in 2015 the New Cities Foundation has just published a Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance, a tool to help cities tackle their impending infrastructure challenges. Prepared by the GPC’s Dr. Julie Kim, the Handbook was written with the “Emerging 440” in mind – 440 global mid-sized, emerging cities that will drive future growth but that also face challenges in terms of creditworthiness, capacity building, and bankable infrastructure projects.

As a “how-to” guide, the Handbook is designed to help cities better navigate the complex world of infrastructure financing and ensure the myriad of financing vehicles available today are understood within their proper context. It also focuses on instruments that help cities become more self-sustainable in the long run rather than relying on traditional state or national subsidies to fund infrastructure investments.

[Download the book from the New Cities Foundation website]

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